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“Best drag show ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sparkles Showbar

Sparkles Showbar
Yumbo Centre, Av Estados Unidos 54 | 2nd Floor next to Caprichio & Mint Clothing, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: If you have never been to Sparkles Showbar, let us tell you what to expect when you do visit:•We are open 7 nights a week,doors open from 8pm til late•We have discounted prices on all single cocktails, jugs of cocktails and 2 bottles of beer from 8pm till 10.30pm.•Karaoke begins at 9pm until showtime and then resumes after showtime. The main show 7 nights a week is Sparkles Own Comedy Variety Show with Andi Martine,Dinah Might,Daniella Mantrapp,Trixi Lyx & the Showman Michael Marouli.•Tuesdays and Saturdays we have the fabulous Sensations Show,an award winning Canarian dance troupe with amazing costumes and routines followed by Sparkles Show.
Cannock, United Kingdom
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“Best drag show ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We visited here on our first trip to Gran Canaria this January, and it is easy to see why this place has customers that come back time and again.
The show is very professional and is probably the best drag that I have seen. There is also some audience participation so if you are not broad-minded then I suggest stealing clear. But, to quote Kenny Everett, it is all done "in the best possible taste".
Special mention on our visit for Ms Daniella Mantrapp. Her version of Streisand's "So long Dearie" from "Hello, Dolly!" had me singing and clapping along.
Will definitely be coming here again on our next visit.

Visited January 2014
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SparklesShow, Manager at Sparkles Showbar, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Great review see you next trip ,thank you
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“Fantastic, 5* Drag Shows , Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

As a regular customer of Sparkles, I returned this year with 2 friends who have never been to Gran Canaria. I took them into Sparkles, and like me, they fell in love with the place. The Terrace staff are fantastic - Ray, Brian, Hashtag, Nik, Jason, Darren, Jamie, Tony, you cant beat them, they are so friendly and just join in with everything! Drag Artists Daniella Mantrapp & Trixie Lyx are simply hilarious! You need to be open minded and enjoy banter but its fab! Showboy MIchael is so lovely, welcomes everyone with open arms and is not afraid to get stuck in with the customers after showtime. Owners Andi Martine & Dinah Might are the glam landladies and they really do appreciate your customer, especially when the Yumbo is at it's quietest they still get the crowd going and make you feel welcome, this is why Sparkles was the busiest showbar in the Yumbo! If it is your first visit to the Yumbo I would highly recommend you visit the bar, Showtime starts around 11pm but get in before 10.30 for Happy Hour!

I'm not really one to write a review but these guys deserve it! This is why Sparkles is Showbar of the Year...AGAIN!

Can't wait to go back. Jon + The "Straight Boy" & GF x

Visited January 2014
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SparklesShow, Manager at Sparkles Showbar, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
What a nice glowing review.thank you
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“Spark-Tastic....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant, hilarious, up to date, contagious... Absolutey great place to go... FREE entertainment....loads of FREE gimics with complinentry drinks... staff work hard, and treats you with class.. Best entertainment on the island...winning awards every year...for its shows, staff and presentation. You must go.. You will have an experience but a great experience...Fantastic!! as for Ricky's bar down stairs... either too fat or just boring... plus the service is poor down there... Sparkles won all awards this year 2014 out of all places to go.. it's free entry..go-try it!!

Visited January 2014
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SparklesShow, Manager at Sparkles Showbar, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you ,hope to see you soon
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“Totes Amazeballs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Oh my god you guys actually made our holiday - we didnt wanna go anywhere else!! Laughed so much actually peed a little :) I dont bother with tripadvisor normally but for you guys I will. Michael, Dinah, the boys on the floor etc, you are the BEST in the Yumbo! Goin back in May and cant bleedin wait...all the love from the sout east :) Alex

Visited January 2014
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SparklesShow, Manager at Sparkles Showbar, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
See you all in May & please wear a nappy ,lol !! thank you
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“Very upsetting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Went to Sparkles one evening as people staying in our hotel invited us along.
Upon arriving whilst we were being seated the compare decided to pick fun of me and said over the mike "oh look fatties here" . I chose to ignore it but when the waiter came the compare shouted out "give her something with chocolate in it".
I appreciate this is a place where audience interaction is made however this should be done in jest and not picking fun at someone when they have just arrived and intimidating them. I was disappointed as was looking forward to seeing a drag act, however stumbled upon another bar downstairs doing the same who were very warm and welcoming. I think as a positive criticism you should re-assess your customer service skills

Visited December 2013
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SparklesShow, Manager at Sparkles Showbar, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
The Drag queens do pick on people & it can be a bit personal & sometimes they can go to far,im sorry you were offended but it happens in most drag bars they don't mean it & shouldn't be taken personally.thank you
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